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LCA Ticking Sound???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Slimwood Shady, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    I have an 09 DCSB TRD OFF RD w/ 47,200 miles on it. So my left LCA is making a cracking sound when I turn the wheel as well as hit bumps. I have narrowed it down to where it bolts to the alignment tabs. Any idea what could be making it do this...I have included a clip so you can see what I am talking about. The sound starts at about :10 sec

    EDIT: Oh yeah forgot to add...it only does this when the weight is on the wheels. When jacked up, it does nothing....

    THE FIX FOR MY ISSUE WAS I NEEDED TO TORQUE MY CAM BOLTS TO 100 FT/LBS!!!



    http://youtu.be/g5PqhDce_3Q
     
  2. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    i cant view the vids, but it may be your bushings
     
  3. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    Truck only has 47k on it :rolleyes:
     
  4. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    Seized LCA bolts / bushings / cams would be my guess

    Very common problem
     
  5. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    yeah but look at your signature picture. you wheel, bushings go bad.

    if thats where the noise is coming from id take it apart and see whats going on. it can be any of what oz said. thats what i would go after.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    Oh yeah forgot to add...it only does this when the weight is on the wheels. When jacked up, it does nothing....
     
  7. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    Could be bushings, could also be related to steering since wheel turning is involved. Seems to only make noise when the wheel is being turned...
     
  8. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    def lca bushings
     
  9. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    I origanally thought steering, but nothing from there. I had someone turn the wheel as I was under the truck. It was def coming from the LCA due to sound and vibration:confused:
     
  10. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    Also should it be moving front and back like that?
     
  11. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    There's a little flex in bushings. That's why they're there. Yours seems to have a little more than normal.

    Bushing's probably done. That's a good place to start the diagnostics anyway...you can replace them with OEM, but I believe Total Chaos has a urethane kit for their OEM replacement LCAs that would fit and likely last much longer than the OEM rubber...

    Getting them out is the bitchy part. You basically gotta cut 'em outta there.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    :mad: or save up for TC LCA
     
  13. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    I would say lca bushings but i would have to see it for myself. Bullshit ass rubber bushings
     
  14. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    Just like jan said poly bushings are the shit
     
  15. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    So can the tierods may also be causing the clicking?

    I just get one clunk when im backing out of my driveway
     
  16. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Yeah but getting the others out are a B*TCH!!!
     
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    Your call. Helluva lot cheaper with a few hours extra labor to replace the bushings.

    Got a spare set of LCAs myself so I can at least keep the truck driveable while I do a bushing swap...

    Hacksaw. Punch. Press. With the right tools, it's not too terrible. Doing it without a press would be annoying, but still possible.
     
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    Joo bring to shoe creek? :anonymous:
     
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